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Geology of the eastern Bering Sea continental shelf

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Michael S. Marlow
Michael S. Marlow
U.S. Geological Survey
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Alan K. Cooper
Alan K. Cooper
U.S. Geological Survey
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345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025
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Michael A. Fisher
Michael A. Fisher
U.S. Geological Survey
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345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025
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Published:
January 01, 1994

Abstract

The Bering Sea shelf south of the Bering Strait encompasses an area of 1,300,000 km2, more than the combined area of California, Oregon, and Washington (840,000 km2, Fig. 1). The shelf area lies between western Alaska and eastern Siberia. The outer shelf is underlain by three large basins, Bristol, St. George, and Navarin, filled with sedimentary rocks, as well as by three bedrock ridges that extend from the Alaska Peninsula to near Siberia (Figs. 1 and 2). The innermost part of the shelf, Norton Sound, is underlain by the large, sediment-filled Norton basin (Fig. 1; Fisher and others, 1982). A similar inner basin, Anadyr basin, underlies the Gulf of Anadyr along the western side of thee Bering shelf (Fig. 1).

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The Geology of Alaska

George Plafker
George Plafker
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Henry C. Berg
Henry C. Berg
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Geological Society of America
Volume
G-1
ISBN electronic:
9780813754536
Publication date:
January 01, 1994

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